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nuclear stress test side effects

I had a nuclear stress test. Before the stress part of the test my blood pressure was 213. The Dr said to go ahead with the test. During the test, I  got cold and white, was unable to function well, semi unconsciousness, tremors  particularly on the right arm, speech slurred, headache in the temple and forehead, fatigue. After  many attempts to clear me from these side effects, they gave me a the antidote to the medication that  they used.
Did I have a heart attack?
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995271 tn?1463927859
sounds like a panic attack to me.  You're not listing some of the more worrisome symptoms of a myocardial infarction.

But please, do not rely on anonymous internet users for a diagnosis.  You should be speaking with your doctor.
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212161 tn?1432037254
So they gave you the sht to make your heart race or did you walk it. Sounds like shot is it possible they gave you to much if you got the shot.
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612551 tn?1450025775
Good question, I assumed you were on a tread mill to get you pulse up to the target, well below 213 even for the young.

I have had several nuclear stress tests, all on the tread mill, and the only shot I got (best I can recall) was the shot of nuclear active fluid when I was up to the target HR, something like 135 for my age.  

I have never had any ill affects from stress testing, other than the results which have shown a false positive - I did not in fact have any blockage as a heart catheter done later confirmed.
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1569985 tn?1328251082
I had a treadmill test where they gave me an injection (in an iv) to increase my heart rate.  Not sure if it was nuclear stress or not, but sounds like what I had.  When the drug hit my system, it nearly knocked me down and I could not continue.  Not sure if this will be useful to you, but thought I'd put it out there.  I'm thinking if you'd had a heart attack, they would have treated you for it right then and there.  Hard to imagine they would just let you go.  You deserve answers -- ask your doctor.
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